Grow Your Confidence (So You Can Grow Your Cause)

| Fundraising Strategy & Donor Management | Tues, Sept 14, 2021

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From donor communications and community collaboratives to leading your team, there are few areas where confidence doesn’t play a major role in your success and your comfort. If you have the benefit of external affirmations like awards, a big title, or a killer resume…kudos, but maintaining healthy confidence is rooted in things deeper than these accomplishments. If you don’t have those things (yet), it’s ok.

Your confidence is something you can control and craft, much like a muscle. The more you work to improve it and exercise it, the more it grows. The more your confidence grows, the more strength you will bring to your work and mission. This interactive session will help nonprofit leaders recognize their core strengths and grow in areas where you don’t feel as confident as you’d like.

Key Takeaways:

  • Level the Playing Field: Become Empowered with Knowledge
  • Show up Consistently: Build and Strengthen your Approach
  • Humility: Build Out More than You Build Up

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Katie Appold

Katie Appold

Executive Director, DO MORE GOOD + Nonprofit Hub

Katie’s professional experience includes over fifteen years of marketing and leadership in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Under Katie’s leadership, nonprofit organizations have developed new programs related to free healthcare, affordable and accessible housing and literacy programs for K-12 students. In her first Executive Director role, Katie increased the annual revenue of the organization she led by 300% and received the top grant prize in the nation for affordable housing through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. As a volunteer, Katie co-chaired the fundraising cabinet for Imagination Station 2.0, an accessible play-space in Grand Haven, MI. The campaign exceeded goal by 30% and recruited over 1,000 volunteers for a “community build” of the play-space which took place over one week in 2018.

Katie was recognized in 2008 as one of the Top Women in Marketing by MiBiz, has been nominated for the Lakeshore Athena award twice, and recognized as one of the Top 20 under 40 for the Tri-Cities in 2015.

Katie serves on the board of Gracious Grounds and the Tri-Cities Family YMCA. She is an active member of the Grand Rapids Young Nonprofit Professionals, the Christian Leadership Alliance, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.